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Reviewing MSHA in 2020, and a look to 2021

December 2, 2020By and

A question remains as to how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will apply its existing standards to address COVID hazards, Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez write.

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Pure Safety Group releases horizontal lifeline, hires head of sales

June 25, 2020By

The manufacturer of fall protection equipment introduced the Guardian Retractable Horizontal Lifeline for use in fall arrest or fall restraint applications.

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Best practices to combat extreme summer heat

June 9, 2020By

All employers should have an emergency plan for how to respond to a heat-related illness, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

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Belt Tech Industrial sales and service

February 9, 2020By

Since 1991, Belt Tech Industrial has demonstrated remarkable expertise in conveyor system sales and service.

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Comparing and contrasting MSHA with OSHA

October 7, 2019By

Aggregate producers may not like everything about the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) approach, but a glimpse at a couple of day-to-day practices at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a look at a potential alternative universe.

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OSHA updates regulation standards publications

July 22, 2019By

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provided up-to-date regulations and standards in two of its industry publications.

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Crusher operators undoubtedly deal with as much noise as anyone within an aggregate operation. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Monitoring workplace noise to improve employee health

June 28, 2019By

Technology can play a key role in the long-term health of your employees, but some operations need to first understand and consider exactly what’s at stake.

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Employee safety should always be the first priority when resuming operations in the spring. Photo courtesy of Mellott Company.

Starting up your operation this spring

May 9, 2019By

After the long offseason, checking a site’s conditions and crushing equipment is essential for aggregate operations to successfully resume.

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Specific requirements, precautions and hazards associated with impact crusher equipment operation and the general work area must be communicated to, and understood by, everyone involved in the operation. Photo: Stedman

The 5 hazardous co-workers around crushers

January 29, 2019By

Working alongside impact crushers and other key quarry equipment is dangerous when the wrong attitude is brought to the task.

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